Walpole DEI Department &
June is LGBTQIA Month!!
As we enter June, we celebrate Pride Month! This month celebrates everyone who identifies as LGBTQIA. Be on the lookout for resources, events and gatherings in Walpole and your own communities as we explore LGBTQIA in America, in other cultures as well as prominent historical and powerful figures who also identify as LGBTQIA!
Black Excellence: Events that Celebrate Black Culture
Eventbrite is putting a spotlight on virtual events that showcase Black excellence in its many forms: food, film, comedy, music, literature, and more. These are events that energize, educate, and entertain — all while honoring and celebrating Black culture. Click here to view all the events (most of which are free!).
There's a new department in town!
This school year we are excited to introduce the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Deparment to the Walpole community! Jesenia Castro, MSW has been appointed to be the district's new DEI Director in addition to her role as the METCO Director. From teachers, to familes, to law enforcement, Ms. Castro continues to meet with the many members that make up our Walpole community!
The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategic Plan for Walpole Public Schools is to demonstrate a high level of Cultural Proficiency as evidenced by active promotion of diversity in all aspects of instruction, learning, and participation, thus ensuring equity for all and full inclusion of members of the educational and greater community.
Got Summer Plans?
With a little over a month left of the school year, summer is right around the corner! There are numerous programs and activities going on in the summer that your child can be a part of. If you would like to get your child involved in a program this summer, please reach out to your METCO staff! :)
Your Burning Questions About Anxiety in Kids, Answered
In this previously recorded session, R. Meredith Elkins, PhD, discusses healthy and unhealthy levels of anxiety in kids, shares similarities and differences between anxiety disorders and mood disorders, and answers audience questions about how, by helping our children with their anxiety, we can also help ourselves.